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Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby lovelife » Jan 24th, 2018, 12:24 pm

Ok seriously, when does the hwy's dept. take this weather seriously, Semi's are chaining up to make it up the hill between West Kelowna and Gorman's Mill, come on it's icy, serious accidents there, cars piling up on the bottom. There is no excuse, it's not like it's a surprise we are getting the same weather everyday. The road from Kelowna to Penticton is the worst taken care of I have ever seen. Perhaps due to road conditions people should starting making their claims against the Hwy's department - look at their website. We all want our loved ones home safely. We pay our taxes for this. This weather is going to become the norm.

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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby CapitalB » Jan 24th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Yeah they're pretty terrible here. Half the time it seems like the cities (EDIT: All groups responsible for winter road maintenance) don't pay attention to the weather forecasts at all.
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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby Bsuds » Jan 24th, 2018, 12:46 pm

CapitalB wrote:Yeah they're pretty terrible here. Half the time it seems like the cities don't pay attention to the weather forecasts at all.


The OP's complaint is about Hwy 97 which snow removal has nothing to do with the City.

I'm just glad I'm retired and not on the road all day anymore.
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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby the truth » Jan 24th, 2018, 12:49 pm

lovelife wrote:Ok seriously, when does the hwy's dept. take this weather seriously, Semi's are chaining up to make it up the hill between West Kelowna and Gorman's Mill, come on it's icy, serious accidents there, cars piling up on the bottom. There is no excuse, it's not like it's a surprise we are getting the same weather everyday. The road from Kelowna to Penticton is the worst taken care of I have ever seen. Perhaps due to road conditions people should starting making their claims against the Hwy's department - look at their website. We all want our loved ones home safely. We pay our taxes for this. This weather is going to become the norm.


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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby Fancy » Jan 24th, 2018, 12:51 pm

lovelife wrote:Ok seriously, when does the hwy's dept. take this weather seriously,

Write the Provincial Ministry of Transportation and lodge a complaint.
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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby Hassel99 » Jan 24th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Unrealistic expectations: The thread.

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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby GordonH » Jan 24th, 2018, 3:11 pm

To everyone who has a complaint about Provincial highway/s maintenance i.e highway 97 &/or Highway 33.
May I make suggestion, contact your MLA make your complaint in a respectful email or letter. He or she will hopefully get in contact with Minister in charge of MOTT (going directly to MOTT tends to go nowhere, so go over there heads).
If the Minister get enough complaints about one or more private contractors, just maybe actions will happen.

As for the City, they all appear to have hearing problems so good luck with that.
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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby Fancy » Jan 24th, 2018, 4:30 pm

If it's a specific complaint, Ministry of Transportation will follow up. If it's just a general observation, I would go with your suggestion.
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Re: Road Maintenance - lack of

Postby LTD » Jan 25th, 2018, 10:01 pm

Hassel99 wrote:Unrealistic expectations: The thread.

so you think its unrealistic for them to sand the hill before gormans when its a sheet of ice? twice this year
semis have spun out there and messed up traffic a couple guys shoveling sand out of the back of a pickup could have done a better job this year completely unacceptable
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